The Elfquest series by Wendy and Richard Pini has been one of the longest and most successful fantasy comic books out there. Even with the hundreds of characters spanning this vast world, readers know the primary characters are Cutter, Leetah, and Skywise.
Dark Horse has announced sculptor Tim Bruckner has created a new series of three limited-edition busts of these characters that will ship this November.
More info and pictures of the busts after the jump.
“We feel these busts are some of the best we have done so far,” Dark Horse?s David Scroggy noted, “and are happy to say that the creators agree.”
When asked what led Dark Horse to Elfquest, Scroggy continued, “We were at New York Comic-Con in February, and were quietly in the process of lining up some characters from modern comics for a new group of our 1940s-inspired ‘syroco’-style statuettes. We asked Wendy and Richard if we could do one of Elfquest. Our timing was good, as figure rights, which had been tied up elsewhere, had just reverted to the Pinis. They agreed to let us do Cutter in this style, but in reviewing our display at the Comic-Con, Wendy admired Tim Bruckner’s work on our group of Hellboy Animated busts, and thought that this format, along with Tim’s specific stylistic approach to it, might be the best one for her audience.
“A deal was struck, and work commenced. It was decided to create three stand-alone pieces, but to have them enjoy a special relationship that suggested emotion and interaction when displayed as a set. As Cutter took shape through rough clay and more finished versions, excitement grew at both Dark Horse and at WaRP Graphics. The result was such a realization of her personal vision that upon final approval Wendy told us that ‘you made this Elfmom cry.’ To which Tim Bruckner replied ‘Making creators cry is nothing new to me; it happens all the time. But this is the first time it has ever happened in a good way.”
Each of the busts will be 5.5 inches high. These will be limited to 1,500 busts per character and will sell for $49.99 each.